What is the #Labocosmetica 3pH system?
The #3ph system by #Labocosmetica was designed to help detailers and car wash owners during one of the key steps in car care, whether the car is protected or not, namely washing.
When washing a car, thorough cleaning is essential. However, in order to remove the dirt and contaminants that have built up on the bodywork, it is often necessary to use a product with a specific pH.
There are different types of pH:
The #3pH system by #Labocosmetica acts on all types of dirt and contaminants, decontaminating car paint and removing all mineral salts, road dirt, limestone, acid rain residues and chemical contaminants that are not always visible to the human eye, which make the colour fade and lower the performance of the protection previously applied on the car.
The#3ph system by #Labocosmetica uses an innovative method based on the pH of each of our products to remove dirt and contaminants in a targeted and effective way, but without corroding the previously applied protective products. They are also safe to use, since they are certified to ensure safe use even on delicate paints and surfaces.
The #3ph system by #Labocosmetica can be divided into the following macro-categories:
– Rim wash
– Maintenance and protection wash
– Engine cleaning wash
The #3pH system by #Labocosmetica will remove all types of dirt that have built up on the rim.
The 3pH washing mode for rims is as follows:
- #PRÌMUS 1:5 foam or spray dispensing for alkaline pH;
- #PURÌFICA 1:10 foam dispensing for acidic pH;
For proper cleaning, if it needs to be cleaned when mounted, it is advisable to use special brushes to be able to reach all parts of the rim.
#PRÌMUS – ALKALINE PH
To remove all types of organic dirt from the rims, such as grease, smog, oil, film and organic waste. It is VDA certified, which guarantees that it is safe to use on all kinds of surfaces.
Since it is versatile and safe to use, it can also be used diluted 1:5, dispensed as a foam or spray, always starting from the bottom upwards and covering the whole surface evenly.
When cleaning the rims, the tyre shoulder and upper wheel arch can also be cleaned, which are often left out during the wash, but it is important to clean these as well in order to achieve a flawless end result.
#PURÌFICA – ACID PH
To remove limestone residues and rejuvenate the wax or sealant coating. It solves the root problem, effectively yet gently dissolving and sequestering the calcium, mineral deposits, and residues of contamination from acid rain.
It is advisable to use #PURÌFICA on rims diluted 1:10dispensed as a foam, which will allow the product to adhere to the surface for longer and cleaning it more thoroughly. When using #PURÌFICA, it is also advisable to rub it on with a soft bristle brush so that the chemical action and the mechanical action can be combined in a single step.
A maintenance wash is a key step when it comes to maintaining a protective product such as wax, sealant or active nanoceramic.
In fact, the #3ph system by #Labocosmetica removes the protection thanks to the action of each specific pH.
A maintenance wash involves the following:
#PRÌMUS – ALKALINE PH
Start the wash by using #Primus in PreWash mode, with a different dilution depending on the season: diluted 1:30in winter when there is more dirt, and diluted 1:50 in summer when there is less dirt. It can be used diluted 1:5 or 1:10as a pre-treatment in areas where more dirt accumulates, such as the lower part of the doors, the back of the lower boot, or to remove gnat marks from the front
#PURÌFICA – ACID PH
After the prewash, apply the #PURÌFICA decontaminant shampoo diluted 1:60 as a foam, starting from the bottom upwards. #PURÌFICA can also be used diluted 1:10 as a pre-treatment for the areas most exposed to the buildup of minerals (for example salt and water residues, as is often the case in the winter season) such as the lower part of the doors and the back of the lower boot.
When a protective 3pH wash is needed, #PURÌFICA can be used as a shampoo diluted 1:60 in a bucket.
In fact, #PURÌFICA will remove limestone residues and rejuvenate the wax or sealant coating, solving the root problem, effectively yet gently dissolving and sequestering the calcium, mineral deposits, and residues of contamination from acid rain.
#SÈMPER – NEUTRAL PH
Let’s move on to the mechanical action, which is to be performed using the #SÈMPER shampoo. #SÈMPER does not contain waxes or brightness enhancers. Its super lubricated formula allows it to apply smoothly during the washing phase, without leaving any streaks, and it can also be used on windows. Its lather has been developed to dissolve the dirt on the car’s surface, encapsulate it and keep it in suspension, removing it safely yet gently.
#SÈMPER can be used diluted 1:1000; its neutral pH will not alter the decontaminating action carried out by #PURÌFICA applied previously, providing a double mechanical and chemical decontaminating action.
#REVÌTAX • NEUTRAL PH AS A PROTECTIVE SHAMPOO
To end the 3pH protection cycle, use #REVÌTAX, the sealant shampoo that can be applied in multiple ways depending on surfaces and the season.
It is the next generation of neutral “Wash&Coat” shampoo, to wash, seal, protect and extend the life of the previously applied coating. On untreated cars, it ensures gloss and protection, equal to nano sealants, of at least 3 months.
You can use it diluted 1:100dispensed as a foam and then applied with a glove or sponge, with a Nebula pressure pump and then applied with a glove or sponge, or in a bucket as an ordinary shampoo. To spread it after applying it as a foam, with a Nebula pump or bucket, we recommend that you use a soft sponge for instant adhesion. In summer, instead, when the heat makes it adhere more quickly, use a microfibre glove so that you can spread it in complete safety.
Contaminants can reduce protection or even lead you to think that the previously applied protection is gone.
#DÙCTILE – ALKALINE PH
First of all, dirt such as grease or oil that has built up on the hood compartment must be removed, using the 180° (saturated) steam gun, such as our Geyser. Thanks to the combined use of specific products, in our case #DÙCTILE, which is suitable for any type of internal or external surface, there will be no dirt left.
#DÙCTILE is also ideal for use in the engine compartment, diluted 1:3 combined with the effectiveness of steam, to remove all oily residues, grease or road dirt. After dispensing, you can start spreading out the product by using a medium-soft brush, then remove any excess product using the steam jet of our Geyser and go over it with a microfibre cloth.
#DECAFLASH – SOLVENT BASE
It is particularly effective for removing stubborn grease or dried engine oil residues. Thanks to its formula, it is as strong as a solvent but as safe as an ordinary detergent.
An extremely easy-to-use #DECAFLASH product: after shaking the bottle, spray the product onto the areas concerned, then rub it on the surface using a medium-soft brush. Once you have finished, remove any excess product using steam and a microfibre cloth.
#ÈNERGO – ACID PH
Removes heavy limescale and acid rain contamination that often builds up near or inside the engine compartment, significantly reducing polishing time.
#ÈNERGO is the ideal product to remove mineral residues from the engine compartment or surrounding areas where water tends to accumulate, to be used diluted 1:3.
Dispense the product diluted onto the surface to be treated using a medium-soft bristle brush, leave it on for a few minutes and then remove with steam and a microfibre cloth.